The long-lasting litigation over the authorship of the screenplay for the 2016 film “Florence Foster Jenkins” has resulted in the court finding that Julia Kogan (the Claimant) was a co-author of the screenplay with the contribution valued at 20%. Mr Justice Meade’s decision came following a retrial after an earlier judgment was overturned by the Court of Appeal. This is an unusual decision which reflects a changing approach toward defining artistic contribution. Ms Kogan was
With IP worth 75% of a business’ value why do less than 13% of businesses have IP insurance?
It’s fascinating to read the insurance industry’s perspective on this phenomenon: Protecting Intellectual Property in the new world order. I find insurance (& third party funding) essential in many disputes. In most cases, this is "After the Event" or ATE insurance.
Matthew Hogg and Edward Cartwright's article makes a great point that many people forget: you may assume that you have
It is very challenging to obtain a legal monopoly in a shape. The easiest solution is to file one or more registered designs within the one year grace period applicable for UK and EU registered designs. Miss the deadline, unregistered designs, copyright or even trade marks may be available. The criteria for protection vary and, particularly in the case of trade marks, there are a lot of exceptions. The Gömböc is a mathematical theory made real. It is a convex, three-dimension